Beth Cuthand is a Cree author who grew up in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She taught at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, University of Regina (now known as First Nations University) from 1986 to 1992. Before teaching, she worked as a journalist for sixteen years. Beth also earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona.Her short stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies. Two volumes of her poetry appeared as separate monographs: Horse Dance to Emerald Mountain (1987) and Voices in the Waterfall (1989; revised 2008). Beth also wrote The Little Duck Sikihpsis. Both Voices in the Waterfall and The Little Duck Sikihpsis are published by Theytus.